Do you know what Faith Harvest Israel was thinking on this Sabbath?
Welcome to the page on which Pastor Floyd talks about
Thoughts for the Sabbath of
2013 June 22
Old Things and New
(Please note: This sermon can be directly accessed on the Internet at http://www.enterHiscovenant.com/Sabbath20130622.htm)
Hi! I'm Pastor Floyd! I wish I had a photograph of you, too, so that I could visualize to whom I am talking! But Yahuah Hayah, the Self-Existent, Eternal I AM, Creator of the universe and King over it, knows who you are; and that's all that matters!
At this point in your participation in the service, I recommend that you go to Sabbath Ritual and participate in the prayer in which we like to engage each week, as I do each morning, to avail ourselves of Yahuah Hayah's "Power of Agreement" (Matthew 18:19) for the basic things that all of us must have each day of our lives! Although repetitious and time-consuming, doing that will bless you, the fellowship and all of His children in the universe! It is what some people call "getting prayed up"!
As for the thoughts that Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) gave me for this Sabbath, while visiting with me, my New-Age friend reminded me that Earth is millions of years old and that other civilizations have preceded ours, along with their "bibles", with which I could not argue; but then he claimed that our bible is, merely, a corrupted version of the earlier ones! I have a problem with that claim, in its implying that age is, necessarily, a guarantee of truth!
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) dealt, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ), with age, saying: "16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse! 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved!" (Matthew 9:16 and 17)
In that saying, Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) seemed to have no problem with "new cloth" or "new wine", the problem being in how they effect "an old garment" or "old bottles", both of which are weak and do not hold up under new conditions!
Without Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s having said so, I surmise that the old garment and the old wine represented old ideas, which over time have strayed from His truth! He said, through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ): "I am ... the truth!" (John 14:6) And His name, "Yahuah", means "self-existent, eternal"! (Strong: Hebrew: 3068)
So Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s truth cannot get "old"; but it can be corrupted, by His children's getting confused about what it really is! And temptations abound to accept ideas that vary from His truth; so, rather than age's implying truth, it implies falsehood and difficulty in determining what is true from so much that has wandered from His truth.
For this reason, I can readily understand why from time to time Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) worked to reestablish His "everlasting covenant" (Psalm 105:10) with different people, whom He would charge with keeping it for future generations! And what we now call His "Holy Bible" contains the record of His having done that several times!
An "everlasting covenant" cannot change; or it ceases to be "everlasting"; yet Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) showed how He worked to reestablish it through different men! He wrote, through His psalmist:
So, insofar as my New-Age friend's deference for ancient texts is concerned, perhaps some do exist that are close to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s truth; but, their being ancient, we do not have ready access to them; and Yahuah's being the Creator of all and King over it, I do not understand my friend's problem with our bible's claim that it is the record of several attempts He made to covenant with His children over the span of time that it claims to address!
Whatever source of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s truth we choose to research, it was written by men, who are faulty! And we never get away from having to evaluate whatever we study in relation to what our spirit can accept! And I believe that is why Yahuah's language through Moses is so careful, in His fundamental offering to bless those who "shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Yahuah, thy God, to observe to do all His commandments"! (Deuteronomy 28:1)
Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM) arranged for Moses to write down the commandments of His Torah, law and covenant; and they are there for this generation's reference! But "the voice of Yahuah, thy God" is to be sought "to observe to do all His commandments"! And where does one hear that voice other than in his or her spirit?
Over the years I have learned that much of what I supposed was my own voice was, actually, that of Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)! And responding to words I hear in my spirit as expressions of His voice has enabled me to enter into dialogues with Him at any time of the day or night! And the result of following His directives has ever been rewarding!
The frightful scenarios that occasionally come in opposition to Yahuah (Self-Existent, Eternal) Hayah (I AM)'s voice I can spot immediately! And I shut them down as quickly, having absolutely no use for imagining "what ifs"! Having received Yahuah's words through Yeshua (Jesus) ha Mawshiyach (the Messiah or Christ) of "spirit" and "life" (John 6:63), I walk in the absolute confidence that He is my "shield and exceedingly great reward"! (Genesis 15:1) So visionettes of alarm and frightful possibilities do not even phase me.
I pray that this information I have given you is true in Yahuah Hayah's sight, that it can be stored in your spirit for great and beneficial use to you as the days go by and that we might hear from you now and then as you find it working its wonders in your life!
I pray that Yahuah Hayah shall bless you mightily, throughout the coming week, and that you will realize in your heart how important you are to the ministry that He has given to Faith Harvest Israel to see that His truth is learned, believed and carried out by all His children throughout the world, so many of whom are in such desperate need of it, not to mention our ministry of practical helps for the disadvantaged!
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